WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips – December #50-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • SOMETHING SPÆCIAL VOL 228 by RODION                                                                                                           

Following and developing on the same path of Italian IDM /Techno /Electro pioneers from Rome‘s late 90s electronic scene based around Nature Records, such as Marco Passarani, Francisco, Jollymusic, Cosmo, and Pigna People, Berlin-based Italian DJ-producer Edoardo Cianfanelli AKA Rodion ‘makes extremely emotional freaked out electronic music that’s ahead of its time. Somewhere between the depths of cosmic music and synthesized funk, mixed with the dramatic melodies of Italian horror movies. Heavily influenced by soundtrack composers such as Morricone and Goblin, by the Japanese science fiction animation soundtracks of the ’70s, and by classical music and Balearic club culture, Rodion is fully tuned into the extraterrestrial beat.” Courtesy of SOMETHING SPÆCIAL mix series curated with love by @therobotscientists of @emerald-and-doreen-rec since 2014.

  • Brussels based, French ambient /ethereal /field recordings /soundscape /electronic artist (aka Silencio), Julien Demoulin – “Dissolving In Silence” from the album “Everything Forgotten, Everything Remembered” on Athens’ Sound In Silence
     

A soft and immersive wandering in seven segments among luminous mists that slowly swell, opening an enraptured gaze on captivating melodic realms, to flow in a seamless balance between expanded, enveloping synthetic saturations, brittle harmonic frequencies, interspersed by soothing ethereal hums and organic sounds, sinuously warm and enveloping, dotted with mesmerizing lights and balming shadows, to entice the listener into a blissful spell of endless melancholy and idyllic peace.

  • Chiapas, Mexico industrial /techno /EBM duo Red Deviil “Postmortem” from the upcoming V/A “Tears For Fears 4.” 4xcassette 4-track album on SOIL                                                                                                           

After scattering some killer tracks made of a hearsh and thick blend of industrial /techno /EBM over their recent cassette for OSM Tapes, Chiapas‘ duo contributes to the incoming huge SOIL compilation with crushing and slashing rhythms and stuttering bassline menace cloaked in a blinding chilling synth aura the duo inject his uniquely obscure, coldly scorching, and yet vaguely psychedelic raw touch.

  • Irish electro-pop duo from Limerick, T.A. NARRATIVE “Lifting You Higher (Steady State Remix)”

After a solid series of remix and a still resounding Middle Eastern-tinged killer track, ‘Shake Up Your Mind’, around 2/3 years ago, the Irish producer returns with a new single on Nein Records and this tripping rework from fellow electro-pop duo, adding his subtly disturbing yet mesmerizing, dark trance-inducing cosmic disco touch with a Balearic flair, through hypnotic swirling female vocals that ignite surreal auras with dreamy allure, , whilst sparkling warped glitches, buzzing bright synths, punchy dancing beats and trembling bass vibrations instill slow swirling euphoria into the whimsical after-hour dancefloor magic.

  • East Berlin ’70s/early 80s kosmische electronic musician Martin Zeichnete, aka Kosmischer Läufer “Werner und Sabine” (created in 1976 for the animated film ‘Traum von der goldenen Zukunft’ / ‘Dream Of The Golden Future’)
  • Barcelona based acid /psychedelic /dub /electronic collaborative project by Meritxell, Oriol, Ignasi and Juns, aka Drames Rurals “IIDRAMA – b. l’empelt” from “Drames Rurals” album on Hivern Discs
  • Italian ambient /experimental /trance /kraut /cosmic electronic producer from Milan, Tagliabue – “Sistema” from upcoming debut mini-album “Ambiente Sonoro [Elephant Gait Music]                                                         
  • London based Czech Republic born electronic performance and sound artist and half of Years Of Denial, Barkosina Hanusova “Imagining Things” from her debut book companion tape album “Fasting Culture” [Modular Mind]
  • Lyon based, French experimental /breakbeat /downtempo /trance /electronic producer A Strange Wedding “The Proposal” from V/A “EP#1″ 12” on Avidya
  • Italian synthpop /’Italo pop’ project by Andrea Noce (Eva Geist) and Donato Scaramuzzi (Donato Dozzy), aka Il Quadro di Troisi “Beata (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix)” from the forthcoming remix album, to be released in spring 2022 as double gatefold vinyl on Raster.
  • Italian dark synth electronic Dj, Producer, Remixer, and head of Mannequin Records, Alessandro Adriani “Ghosts Are Sidereal” from upcoming V/A “Vortex Chronologies Evo.2″ 2×12″ compilation on KR3 Records
  • Berlin-based electronic /disco /house producer and Frank Music label head, Johannes Albert – “Lemonade Fizz” from the “Lemonade Fizz” EP on Live At Robert Johnson
  • Oakland, Ca dark ambient /ritual /power electronics /death industrial solo project Talk Show “三星堆” from the album “Anhedonic Renaissance” on Deathbed Tapes
  • Spain/France industrial techno collaboration project of HURTADO+UVB, aka EDUCATION CLUB “Go Go Go Carol !” from cassette self-titled EP on Body Theory
  • Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental /electro /EBM /techno /dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER “Eastern Corps” from “Miseria – Upperwave Selections Vol. 1” on Berlin/Mexico City‘s label Miseria
  • Rennes, France drum & bass/acid /techno producer Earl Nest – “Six Generations (Ephaze Muscadet Edit)” from “Six Generations” remix EP on Brittany’s INTERVAL
  • Colombian Electro/Industrial/EBM/techno producer Felipe Novoa, aka Magnum Opus “Corrupt Empire” from “Miseria – Upperwave Selections Vol. 1” on Berlin/Mexico City‘s label Miseria                                                                  
  • Paris-based techno/EBM/electronic producer MIND | MATTER ” Psychiatric Facility” from upcoming V/A “Tears for Fears 4” 4xcassette compilation [Soil Records]                                                                                                 
  • Montreal’s industrial /new wave /post-punk /electronic Italian diaspora of Matt D’Alessio (Temple Records) and Anthony Gallati (Solitary Dancer), aka Angels Of Pompeii – “So High” from V/A “EP#2” on Avidya
  • Brooklyn, NY based industrial /electro /synth-wave production duo Heidi Sabertooth & R Gamble, aka Zeta Sect – “Ice machine” from the upcoming cassette album “Portals” on Phormix
  • Envigado, Colombia Drone /Noise /Dark Electronics/ Witch-House side project of Filmmaker, HAUNTER “Slaughter Nostalgia” title track from the album “Slaughter Nostalgia” on BODY MUSICK                             
  • Greek EBM /psych-folk /slow /acid /techno electronic producer Aggelos Baltas (aka Dream Weapons and Fantastikoi Hxoi), Anatolian Weapons “Melt” from V/A “Cube” on Samo Records
  • Dutch acid /electro /techno producer Vincent Koreman a.k.a. Drvg Cvltvre – “You Smell Like Cheetos And Sadness” from the upcoming 2022 EP “Dark Omen” [NNY Records]                                                                              
  • French industrial /crunchy /noise /techno and Wrongnotes label co-founder, Draugr “Völva” from the EP “Nine Nights” [HVN011] on New Zealand’s HAVEN
  • Lithuanian experimental /industrial /techno /EBM producer TEATRE “Addiction” from “Affection, Fiction, Addiction” EP
  • Russian EBM /electro /dark disco /electronic producer and Maxima Culpa label co-founder, DISCO MORATO “Città Oscura” from upcoming V/A – “Tartarus” first dark disco compilation on London’s Khoinix
  • Zürich, Switzerland based dark disco /tribal /minimal wave /electronic producer John Parsley “Immersive Rhythm” from “Synthetic Ignorance” EP on Lustpoderosa                                                                                          
  • Berlin-based collaborative Electro /New Wave /Dark Disco band project by the producer Kalipo and the DJ/producer couple Local Suicide fronted by Greek native Dina P., DINA SUMMER “Fortune Teller (Black Light Smoke Remix)” from the first EP “Who Am I” on Iptamenos Discos                                                              
  • Tel Aviv post-punk /kraut /electronic artist Nadav Spiegel aka Autarkic “Elohim (Autarkic Edit)”
  • Experimental /techno /electronic project Polosi – “Alalo” from the cassette “Horai” [HOMVA021] on Homva
  • Greek techno /breaks /electro DJ and producer from Athens, Romphea – “Nuance” off of upcoming ”Guerrilla Tactics” EP [FERMA]                                                                                                                                           
  • Barcelona-based hardcore /breakbeat /electro producer DJ Frankie “ Sweet Chainsaw” from “Cobwebs of Blood” EP on Lunacy                                                                                                                                                        
  • Leipzig-based Electro /Body Music /New Wave /Techno producer, painter, Rat Life label boss, Alexander Dorn a.k.a. Credit 00 “Data Phobia” from the upcoming EP “Data Phobia” on Mechatronica
  • Munich, Germany dark synth electro producer and Permanent Vacation label co-founder, Benjamin Fröhlich – “Uff” from V/A “IMPACT Vol.1” [Freeride Millenium]
  • KaunasLithuania electro /acid /disco /darkwave /synthpop /slow techno producer Dominykas Blazevicius, aka Ton Globiter “Me or You” off of V/A “Sailor of Wrong Era” [Wrong Era]                                                           
  • Dublin-based dark disco /slow techno /cosmic electronic producer Eric Whelan, aka SOLID STATE “Abraxas” from the upcoming EP on NEIN Records.
          
  • Outer London, UK rave /techno /dark disco /acid disco producer Mark Bailey, aka MAN2.0 “Embryonic Rave Thing (Mindbender Remix)” off of “Embryonic Rave Thing” EP on When Disco Goes Wrong
  • Frankfurt am Main electro /acid /downtempo /wave /trance /electronic producer Tassilo Vanhöfen “Envy Rave” from V/A “Unreleased Territory vol. 3″ on Electric Shapes
  • MISTIX “What’s The Name? (Roe Deers Edit)” (1988)                                                                                                   
  • Brazilian EBM /Dark /Cosmic /Italo Disco producer Neurotiker ft DANi – “Azulik (Original Mix)” from “1976” LP on Mélopée Records                                                                                                                                                 
  • Marseille based funk /dark disco /downtempo mysterious producer known as DJ STEEF, aka FRED BERTHET ” Mixteca Pueblo Feat. Maria Fernanda (Richard Sen Remix)” off upcoming EP on Nein Records                                    
  • Grenoble, French nu-disco /indie dance /space disco producer Endrik Schroeder “Time & Space” from V/A “Various Artists #2” compilation on Critical Monday                                                                                        
  • Tel Aviv, Israel kraut /electro /dark disco producers Eliezer & Niv Ast – “By The Order (Original Mix)” off upcoming V/A “NDE Compilation 002 Vol.2” [New Day Everyday]                                                                                
  • Mexican indie dance /dark disco producer VELTRÁN – “Noches (Pvlomo Remix Ultima)” from upcoming EP “BAILA CON LA CABEZA ” [Quixotical Records]                                                                                                     
  • Croatian Balearic /techno /disco /house /electronic producer Time To Sleep – “Make No Mistake” off of V/A “Blandband Volym Ett” compilation [Trampoliner]
  • Downtempo /Balearic /psychedelic /house /cosmic collaboration between Argentina’s Guuse and Berlin‘s Magic Jams, Guuse & Magic Jams – ‘I Am The Desert‘ from the upcoming EP ‘If It Were For Us’ [The Magic Movement]  
  • French dark ambient /psych /ethnic /dub /electronic producer (head of Kump Records and half of Ricco), GIL.BARTE “Dubh Unzelh” from the upcoming cassette album “TRANSMUTATIO” LP on Marseille’s HOMEMADE SOUND SYSTEM
  • Lithuanian ambient dub composer Antanas Jasenka “VOID 2” on Pinecone Moonshine
  • Ambient /experimental electronic collaboration between Dutch sound artist Albert van Abbe and German sound artist, Raster Noton founder Olaf Bender (aka Byetone), VAxBY “We should communicate that” from the upcoming album “DUAL” on raster.
             
  • Honley, UK ambient /drone /electronic composer Thomas Ragsdale (aka Ffion), aka Sulk Rooms “You Said I’m Waiting For The Right Time (Live)” from the live EP “Overheard Conversations Live”
  • London, UK ambient pedal steel reclusive, lone, multi-instrumentalist Howard Hughes Suite “Lake of Dreams” from the upcoming album “High & Lonesome” on The Slow Music Movement Label
  • Shenzhen, China ambient /techno /electronic project KAGAMI Smile “Half Awake; Your Kiss” from the album “Dream Particle”
  • Belgrade, Serbia dark ambient /drone /experimental /techno /electronic producer Anđelina Mićić aka Zhe Pechorin “Days” from V/A “Vanishing Standards II” compilation on Amek Collective
  • Experimental /ambient /drone /new age project, Lambda Sond “New Reed 2” from the cassette album “Waglands 1921” on IMPREC
  • Berlin-based ambient /drone /the project of St. Petersburg-native artist, DJ, and radio.syg.ma co-founder Sasha Zakharenko, aka PERILA “Perpetual” from the live cassette album ‘Dust 22’ on Motion Ward
  • Aurora, Maine ambient /drone /space /electronic artist DREONE “Out of Reach (feat. Lauge)” from the album “Driftdown Procedure”
  • Turkish lo-fi folk, dreampop, ambient, electronica female artist (one half of Proudpilot) from Istanbul, Ekin Üzeltüzenci aka Ekin Fil “Little One” from the album “Feelings” on VAAGNER
  • German ambient /atmospheric /cosmic /space music artist JAJA “Starfield III” from “Starfields” album
  • Danish ambient electronic collage artist and musician Paw Grabowski aka øjeRum “Skybrud” from the album “Støvfald” on Sound In Silence

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